Continuing the support after birth
After all of the preparing; picking out your birth doula, choosing an OB or midwife, childbirth classes, baby showers, setting up the crib, arranging all the little clothes in the closet, that little angel is finally here!! NOW WHAT?
Our society is somewhat unique in the way it expects new mothers and fathers to cope with the addition of a family member. We are expected to jump right back into the world in which we were a part of with little more than a few days or weeks to adjust. The common problem is; we are no longer a part of that world. We are now a part of the world of parenthood. We need time to figure things out. We’ve never done this before! Even if we already have children, we haven’t had 2, or 3, or 4. Every new family member causes us to adjust to our new world. Mothers, fathers, and siblings all will learn about this new person. As postpartum doulas, it is our job to help you and your new family to become accustom to your new world.
So what does postpartum doula support look like?
- Doulas are trained to recognize physical and emotional normalcy in the postpartum period
- Assistance with breast or bottle feeding
- Help to encourage bonding between the new baby and family
- Provide education and encouragement with infant soothing techniques
- Assist with basic newborn care
- Help with siblings
- Emotional support to all family members
- Light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation
Devon is a fully trained postpartum doula and would love to help you and your family while you are learning to take care of your new little person.
Please contact us for a complimentary in home consultation.